1.) Discourage vomiting by smaller, more frequent bolus feeds. Start with 40ml bolus, about once an hour. Be careful of sensitive times of day, 2am-11am.
This was back when vomiting was common and it seemed to be easy to overfeed her. I sometimes wondered if she had delayed gastric emptying. Maybe she did.
2.) Work on gag reflex by playing more with mouth.
This was because she would gag spontaneously sometimes which would ultimately lead to vomiting. Her mouth needed desensitization.
3.) Continue to spoon feed and offer liquids.
She was just starting to get used to small amounts of food and drink.
4.) Burp her so that she gets used to it.
Burping frequently led to vomiting.
I'm amazed by the amount of healing that can happen in a year's time. Someone once told me that natural healing is a slow process and it turns out that unfortunately this is a true statement. There was no quick fix. There was no magic pill. Doctors, unfortunately, were useless. It was a long, slow, difficult process. Now it's hard to believe that this little girl used to be 100% tube-fed.
|Chicken wings - her favorite!|
|Egg drop soup - also a favorite!|